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Asking Alexandria Guitarist Ben Bruce Has Parted Ways With The Band

Ben Bruce Asking Alexandria
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Earlier today, Friday, January 19, Ben Bruce, a founding member of Asking Alexandria, the group’s guitarist and primary songwriter, announced that he has officially parted ways with the band. In a statement shared to the official Asking Alexandria Instagram Stories, Bruce cited “stepping away” to spend invaluable time with his family, most importantly delving into being around for his children and how his “life has inevitably changed” since founding the band in 2006.

The full statement reads: “To my amazing AA family, First and foremost, I want to say thank you to everyone for the years of love and support. It means more to me than you can imagine. I’ve spent my entire life dedicated to music. It’s been my first love since about the age of 2, and the journey I’ve been on has been absolutely incredible.”

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“As I’ve grown older and my life has inevitably changed, I have come to realize how precious time is. The time I have spent with all of you has been the time of my life. But now it’s time to dedicate my life to my family.” 

“On top of family medical situations, leaving my children means missing out on too many important moments in their lives. It’s so important for me to be there for them as they grow and to be here for my family as they need me to be.”

“Which means, after a lot of thought, I will be stepping away from Asking Alexandria. Thank you to everyone who has come and see my play live and listened to the songs I’ve written over the years. The memories will live on in my heart forever. I truly love you all so much for the years of support you’ve given me and Asking Alexandria.” 

He concludes his statement by saying, “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” 
Bruce has been an integral part of Asking Alexandria since their formation and has recorded nine full-length studio albums, one live album, and five EPs with the band. idobi Radio wishes Ben and his family the utmost happiness as they venture into this new chapter of life together.

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